It was the movie that made Sylvester Stallone the star he is today – and he almost didn’t get the part. In 1976, Stallone starred as the title character in Rocky, the movie he wrote and refused to sell to celebrity-obsessed studio heads unless he got the main role.
It’s been 40 years since its release and has been followed by six sequels, the most recent being 2015’s Creed. In the latest instalment, Stallone reprises his legendary role but becomes a supporting character as he is sought as a trainer by the son of his late friend, Apollo Creed.
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Watch Creed, your Sunday night movie on 9 October at 20:05 on M-Net and 20:30 on M-Net Movies Premiere.